How to Reduce the Impact of Air Quality Irritants 05/19/2016 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With spring just around the corner, that means that allergies are lurking close behind them. What do you do when you avoid the outside pollen but find yourself struggling with inside allergens at the same time? Well, Scott Temperature has some tips that can keep you cozy this spring season by enhancing your indoor air quality: High efficiency air filters To gain a greater surface area and lower resistance to air flow in your air conditioning filter, there are some kinds of filters that are four to five inches wide which are pleated and folded like an accordion. These filters admit higher efficiency and higher MERV ratings, which make them able to remove the smallest particles of dirt while even offsetting odors. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers Having a lot of humidity and having too little humidity in your home can both be problematic. To avoid mold accumulation or respiratory issues, Scott Temperature offers whole-home humidity solutions that are the ideal key to any indoor air quality issues. One-inch air filters Thinner filters should be changed every so often, based on pets, the outdoor environment in Lawrence or the number of people staying in your home. When your filter is dirty and isn’t changed often, it works more than it needs to and can produce poor air quality. Germicidal Lights Mold and bacteria grow quite effortlessly in cutting-edge, energy efficient homes. When these allergens combine with our breathing air, they can produce health and allergy problems for many people in your family. Ultraviolet lights extinguish the DNA in mold, fungi, germs and spores inside the coils of your system, keeping them from coming into the air in your home. Electrostatic air filters These filters create a durable static charge as air goes through them, accumulating tiny particles that would otherwise be allowed through with replaceable filters. Electrostatic filters are washable, but while they don’t need replacement, they demand cleaning just as often. Whole home solution The PureAir Air Purification System is a whole-home cooling answer that uses photocatalytic oxidation and a high efficiency carbon filter to combat germs and microorganisms, airborne particles and chemical odors, among other indoor pollutants. Scott Temperature is here to guarantee that your spring indoor air quality is the finest that it can be. If you have any inquiries about what option is best for you this spring, give us a call at 785-843-2244 to speak with one of our indoor air quality specialists, or arrange an appointment with us online.